Enhanced protection, antiwear qualities & improved performance under nearly any conditions
Afton offers a total lubricant portfolio to meet specific needs, and improve lubricant performance.

In addition to providing fully developed additive packages, Afton Chemical is a leading supplier of lubricant components.

Whether you need enhanced protection, or improved performance in a wide range of application conditions, Afton has a total lubricant portfolio to meet your needs.

Afton works with you to ensure your lubricants have optimal chemical balances for increased protection, marketable claims and competitive product positioning, plus the full benefit of over 90 years of Afton research and expertise.

Lubricant Components Solutions

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Couplers
Couplers are used in water-based lubricants to help stabilize emulsions. Afton’s coupler additives are specially designed to give the formulator improved control in achieving concentrate and emulsion stability.
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Lubricant Detergents & Corrosion Inhibitors
Learn about the lubricant detergents and corrosion inhibitors developed by Afton Chemical for corrosion prevention. Get help controlling rust, corrosion, and resinous build-up in engines of all types.
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Dispersants & Emulsifiers
Learn more about the dispersants and emulsifiers developed by Afton Chemical. Dispersants help prevent sludge and other deposits, while emulsifiers enable two immiscible fluids to form a mixture called an emulsion.
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Extreme Pressure & Anti-Wear Additives
Learn more about the extreme pressure additives and anti-wear additives and agents developed by Afton Chemical. Our extreme pressure additives and anti-wear additives help protect metal surfaces exposed to a variety of load conditions.
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Lubrication Foam Inhibitors & Defoamers
Learn more about the lubrication foam inhibitors and defoamers developed by Afton Chemical. Our foam inhibitors improve lubrication and reduce maintenance by altering the lubricant’s surface tension. Learn how.
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Lubricant Friction Modifiers
Learn more about the lubrication friction modifiers developed by Afton Chemical. Lubrication friction modifier additives change the frictional properties between two rubbing surfaces. See how and learn the appropriate applications.
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Pour Point Depressant Additives
Learn more about the pour point depressant additives developed by Afton Chemical. Our point depressants can help a wide range of oils function at lower temperatures while retaining viscosity benefits at higher temperatures. See how.
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Hydraulic Seal Swell Additives
Learn more about the hydraulic seal swell additives developed by Afton Chemical. Our seal swell additives help maintain the integrity of seals used in lubrication systems. See what this means for you.
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Tackiness & Adhesive Additives
Learn more about the tackiness additives and adhesive additives developed by Afton Chemical. Tackiness additives increase a lubricant's adhesive function, which prevents drips and splashes. See what this means for you.
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Thickeners & Viscosity Index Improvers
Learn more about the thickeners and viscosity index improvers developed by Afton Chemical. Our thickeners and viscosity index improvers help lubricants maintain their viscosity in a range of environments and at a range of changing temperatures.

FAQs

  • How are friction modifiers used in industrial gear lubricants?
  • What is the purpose of emulsifiers?
  • How can rust and corrosion inhibitors extend equipment life?
  • How do Afton's foam inhibitors work?

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